Of course, Oracle Clusterware is certified on OL8/RHEL8 as well

To be very honest, when I posted a few days ago, Oracle Database 19c is certified on OL8/RHEL8 I didn’t check for the Oracle Clusterware (OCW) certification. I blindly assumed that this is the case. But from comments and discussions on twitter, I realized it may be necessary to point this out explicitly to avoid confusion. Even though my fellow mate, RAC Product Manager Anil Nair has pointed it out already many times: Of course, Oracle Clusterware is certified on OL8/RHEL8 as well.

Of course, Oracle Clusterware is certified on OL8/RHEL8 as well

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Find it on MOS

Your source for certification information for Oracle products is MyOracle Support. Hit the “Certification” tab.

Of course, Oracle Clusterware is certified on OL8/RHEL8 as well

As you see, there is a separate ProductOracle Clusterware“. And once you choose “19.0.0.0.0” as Release, you will get the Platform options OL8 (marked blue) and RHEL8 (two lines above OL8).

Of course, Oracle Clusterware is certified on OL8/RHEL8 as well

So yes, you can have OCW 19c on OL8 and RHEL8. And the fine print says:

  • For OL8, it has to be Update 1 or newer (i.e. 8.1, 8.2 etc)
  • Minimum RU is 19.7.0
  • Minimum kernel versions:
    • Oracle Linux 8.1 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 6: 5.4.17-2011.0.7.el8uek.x86_64 or later,
      or
    • Oracle Linux 8.0 with the Red Hat Compatible kernel: 4.18.0-80.el8.x86_64 or later

Of course, Oracle Clusterware is certified on OL8/RHEL8 as well

And some people really tested it right away ๐Ÿ™‚ Very cool!

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–Mike

 

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